The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Where to Eat in Any City

I know Ann Arbor isn’t exactly high on people’s lists as a vacation destination.    But we do get a quite a few visitors, either for athletic events or college … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 9 Comments

It’s Bourbon Time

Not so regrettably, my hillbilly days are over. It’s been 13 weeks since I started aging the whiskey I got from  Ann Arbor Distilling Company.  It was a kit they … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

Back to Tulum

Back in the beginning of summer, Boom Boom and I sat down to coordinate our calendars.    Anyone with kids in this age of signing them up for all kinds … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Channeling my Inner Hillbilly

After the cocktail class at Ann Arbor Distilling, I was having a couple extra drinks with my friend, the male half of The Bloodsucking Lawyers.   We were talking to … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 9 Comments

Alcoholic Abominations

In mid-March I had an experience with alcohol that was so incredibly awful it bordered on laughable.  The best way I can describe it is that it was “an alcoholic … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 16 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: The Ravens Club

I guess the third time really is the charm. * The Ravens Club has been open for four years and I had always felt that it was a great place … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 11 Comments

Scottsdale Eats: Culinary Dropout and Sneaking in a Wine Fest

Right after Boom Boom finished her last conference session, we hightailed it up to Sedona.  When we got there we did some hiking and did a jeep tour to take … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Scottsdale Eats – Hula’s Modern Tiki

Boom Boom had a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona last month and I decided to tag along like when we went to Naples, FL  two years ago. But this time, the … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Social Kitchen and Bar

A few weeks ago the Pieholes were at camp and Boom Boom and I found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands.  With the new house sucking a … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 23 Comments

It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

To put it mildly, work last week sucked donkeys.  I’ll spare you all the details, but let’s just say my plan to end the Greek and Spanish debt crises with … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 9 Comments